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Senior Legal Counsel for GE Healthcare Turkey

  • GE Global Growth Organization
  • Experienced
  • Posted 8/5/2017 10:12:10 AM
  • 2935323
  • Job Function: Legal
  • Business Segment: Global Growth Organization Middle East North Africa Turkey
Location(s): Turkey; Istanbul


About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary:
GE Healthcare is committed to growth and intends to strengthen its presence by the addition of a lawyer to support its operations in Turkey (the Territory). This new position will be based in İstanbul, Turkey.

Essential Responsibilities:
 Responsible for providing legal and compliance leadership and strategic legal advice to the legal and compliance teams outside the Territory and to all the business and corporate teams in the Territory.

 Serve as GE Healthcare’s senior legal counsel and strategic business partner in the Territory in relation to all aspects of public procurement, civil and commercial law aspects of contracting under local law, regulations on advertising and promotional materials, licensing (in relation to e.g. various forms of equipment, leasing activities) in medical devices and pharma sectors.

 Assist in assessing risk profiles in the Territory and in developing appropriate measures to address and mitigate the identified risks.

 Support and provide advice in particular to GE Businesses in connection with significant commercial transactions.

 Structure, draft, negotiate, and close commercial transactions and projects (including but not limited to sales, sourcing, licensing, services, consortium, teaming, sub-contracting arrangements or other strategic alliances). Provide ongoing strategic and tactical advice and support on general commercial matters and transactions.

 Retain external counsel to provide legal advice where necessary, including identifying issues for advice, choosing external counsel, providing instructions, negotiating fees, reviewing advice received and providing liaison with external counsel.

 Advise GE businesses on anticorruption legislation, labour & employment, regulatory, privacy, antitrust, advertising/promotional matters, and in particular on public tender, tender, bidding and local public procurement legislation and practices.

 Provide regulatory and compliance advice, and be a motivator and energizer for a strong culture of integrity and compliance with the GE businesses locally. Ensure compliance with the laws of the Territory, including statutory compliance by GE legal entities.

 Assume prime responsibility for promoting, and ensuring compliance with GE’s Integrity Polices by its employees and business partners; lead compliance initiatives in the Territory including employee compliance training, compliance communications, internal investigations and agent and distributor due diligence.

 Work closely with the business Legal and Compliance teams to support their compliance initiatives in the Territory, including export control, tax and customs compliance, also previous experience on interactions with healthcare professionals is strongly preferred.

 Guide business leaders in the development of legally compliant “Go-to-Market” strategies. Work with the business teams to develop legal templates and processes for new business and commercial models. Provide legal analysis and support to businesses setting up operations in new countries.

Qualifications/Requirements:
 Juris Doctorate or equivalent from an accredited law school.
 minimum 10 years experience in business law at a premier law firm and/or corporate legal department.
 Member in good standing with local Bar.
 Extensive knowledge of law and commercial legal practice in the Territory.

Desired Characteristics:
 Significant, sophisticated transactional experience and domestic and international contract drafting and negotiations, including joint ventures, promotion of medical devices and related services; understanding tender, bidding and local public procurement practices.
 Ability to resolve legal issues quickly and effectively and ability to make on the spot risk calls; ability to cope with pressure and multiple deadlines contemporaneously.
 Able to prioritize conflicting demands from multiple business clients in a fast paced environment.
 Strategist, who is able to prioritize multiple tasks on hand while still paying attention to detail
 Able to interface effectively with all levels of the organization; ability to build excellent working relationships within a matrix environment (both cross-functionally and globally).
 Strong oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
 Fluency (oral/written) in Turkish and English.
 Ability to work well independently and in a team setting.

Locations: Turkey; Istanbul
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